Mayoral Candidates' Fundraising Goes Dormant

hales and smith

Coming off the most expensive mayoral primary in Portland history—the top three candidates spent $2.6 million—the money trail has gone dark.In the three weeks, since coming in first in the May 14 mayoral primary, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales has reported raising less than $500. Hales' opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) has reported 18 contributions ...   More
Friday, June 8, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Smith, Brady Fight Over Measures 66 and 67


No recent political issue polarized Oregonians more than Measures 66 and 67, the personal and corporate income tax increases voters approved in 2010. In the Portland mayoral race, the tax measures have been a point of contention between State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) and Eileen Brady. In 2009 and 2010, Brady served on the board of the Oregon Business Association, which lobbied hard to make ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election Day: Fritz Goes All-In


Last year, WW reported that more than 10 percent of City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's household income came from her son's online poker winnings.But in her re-election campaign against a well-financed challenger, State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Southwest) Portland, Fritz has shown herself to be a high-stakes gambler herself.Although Fritz announced at the outset of her campaign she would limit contributions ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fritz Continues To Self-Fund Re-Election Campaign


Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, Brian Rohter, have contributed generously to Brady's campaign—$95,508 in cash and loans (including a bequest from Rohter's late mother). That is a lot of money but less than 10 percent of the more than $1 million Brady has raised in her initial foray into politics. Somewhat surprisingly, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz who first won election in 2008 ...   More
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

Mayoral Money: Brady Passes Million-Dollar Mark


Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady has now officially eclipsed the $1 million mark in fundraising for the May primary, state filings show. That's a big number for any city race and particularly impressive considering Brady is a first-time candidate. Her opponents, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) have raised $569,000 and $451,000 respectively, since the ...   More
Thursday, April 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hales Faces Elections Complaint: Updated


An elections-law complaint against former City Commissioner Charlie Hales threatens his campaign for mayor. Portlander Seth Woolley, a Green Party activist, filed complaints late Tuesday with the city auditor, Multnomah County and the state Elections Division based on facts reported by WW over the past year. The complaint alleges Hales wasn’t a legal voter in Oregon when he filed to run for mayor—a ...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Multnomah County Elections Dismisses Hales Complaint: Updated


Multnomah County Elections Director Tim Scott this afternoon rejected a complaint filed yesterday against mayoral candidate Charlie Hales.That complaint alleged Hales was not a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed to run for mayor. Here's Scott's response the complainant, Seth Woolley:Mr. Woolley, I have reviewed your letter of April 17, 2012, in which you request an investigation by my ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Say, Have You Seen Our New Election Page?

WW launches PDX Votes


Today, WW is excited to be launching a new section of our website, PDX Votes. We know trawling through all the non-political content on our site can be a bit of a chore for wonks, so we've created a central hub for the latest news, data and gossip from the 2012 mayoral and city hall races—not only can you find all of WW's election coverage, we'll be aggregating and commentating on headlines from ...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Ruth Brown


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